My family and personal life are integral parts of who I am

May 15, 2017 3 COMMENTS

Women holding family photo at deskThis week’s Oswald Letter is a guest post from Elizabeth Petersen, Simplify Compliance’s Chief People and Strategy Officer.

by Elizabeth Petersen

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Don’t lose sight of what’s really important

August 16, 2016 0 COMMENTS

by Dan Oswald

Sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important in life. We get wrapped up in our work and let everything else suffer. As we allow our work to take over our life, it might be our workout routine that gets forgotten or a hobby that fades away. And if you can handle the extra 10 pounds or you weren’t all too passionate about the hobby, well, life goes on. But more often than not, when we get really busy at work and we let it take over our lives, it’s the people we care about most who pay the price.

There’s nothing wrong with work. It can be incredibly rewarding. Often, it allows us to use our talents to support a greater good. And it’s certainly financially necessary for most of us. But if we lose our perspective and get too wrapped up in our work, it’s our relationships that suffer. The people we care about most are the ones who are forgotten when we can’t let go of our work.

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